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La Scogliera 3.0

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera

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  • Intimate property; consists of an apartment and a separate room built into the ocean wall
  • Located in a charming village full of pastel-colored houses stacked into a cliff above the ocean
  • Breathtaking views from apartment balcony and window
  • The room has shutters that open out to the sea
  • Within a five-minute walk of the train station and a 10-minute walk of the car park
  • The apartment is homey, with kitchenette, including stovetop, sink, and small refrigerator
  • Limoncello welcome gift upon arrival


  • No breakfast
  • Steps leading to hotel can be a challenge

Bottom Line

Built into a cliff overlooking the ocean, the two-unit La Scogliera is a great bet for couples wanting a romantic stay with a beautiful view in Riomaggiore, but the hotel's apartment, with a small terrace overlooking the ocean and a kitchenette, can also accommodate a family. The separate room is smaller, and includes shutters that open up to ocean views. Guests wake up to the sight of small, colorful boats below and the smell of the ocean. No breakfast is provided, but there are restaurants in the village.

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In colorful village built into cliff overlooking the ocean

The first of the five fishing villages that comprise Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore is made up of colorful buildings stacked into an ocean cliff. Stone steps lead down to the hotel where a terrace looks out at surrounding rocks and blue waters. It’s a romantic spot to watch the sunset go down over the ocean. Small metal gates mark the entrance to the upper-level apartment in the peach-colored building and the lower room built directly into the sea wall. Guests making their way to the rocky beach below should bring adequate footwear if they plan to climb along the shore.


Directly above the ocean in the fishing village of Cinque Terre

Built into the maze of buildings perched on the cliff, La Scogliera is in one of the five villages that make up Cinque Terre. Guests with cars can park them at the village car park, which is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Free parking is also available on the coast road. The Riomaggiore train station is within a short walk, and the Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport is within a two-hour drive.


Apartment with kitchenette and terrace, or room built into sea wall

The homey apartment at La Scogliera has tile floors, white walls decorated with pictures of cherubs, pretty floral bedding, and an ocean-view window near the bed. The kitchenette area has wood-paneled walls, a flat-screen TV, a large blue cupboard and dining table with light blue chairs. The small terrace is right off the dining area. The spacious bathroom has a stand-up glass shower stall.

The hotel's guest room has a small bedroom with an ocean-view window, a bed with a blue-and-white patchwork quilt, and ocean-themed decor on the walls. A small table is placed strategically under the large window with wood shutters that open out to the ocean. There is a K-Cup coffee machine and a flat-screen TV. The bathroom is small with a stand-up shower.


Breathtaking views and a limoncello welcome gift

Staying at La Scogliera is all about the view. Whether enjoyed from inside the guest rooms or outside on the hotel’s terrace, the ocean view is unbeatable and even more spectacular at sunset. Thoughtful extras such as a welcome gift of limoncello are included, and the hosts get high marks for customer service. Wi-Fi is available.

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Salita del Castello 174, Riomaggiore, Italian Riviera 19017, Italy